If you want a heroic effort at encapsulating Irish American history, this is your book.
Anyone interested in the history of Irish America will welcome this book.
(Jay P. Dolan America
For those interested in getting a broad overview of Irish American history, pop culture and sociology... an excellent read.
(Irish America Magazine
The Columbia Guide to Irish American History is a 'must have' for any student, professional or lay person.
(James A. Cox Midwest Book Review
Very well done...an excellent starting point for readers new to the topic.
(Agnes H. Widder American References Books Annual
This book is indispensable for collections on Irish American history and politics... Essential.
A remarkable accomplishment, impressive in both the breadth and depth of its scholarship.
(Bill Mulligan H-Net
Comprehensive in its coverage, and written in a clear and engaging style, this outstanding reference work will be of interest to both the professional scholar and the general reader. In its broad range of topics and the depth of its understanding, The Columbia Guide to Irish American History is an authoritative and indispensable resource for the study of a familiar but little known people who have been at the heart of the American narrative from its colonial inception to the present day.
(David Gerber, University of Buffalo, coeditor of American Immigration and Ethnicity: A Reader